MCVA promotes inclusion, participation and friendship to people who are lonely and isolated, both in residential aged care facilities and individuals still living in their own homes.
People experience isolation and loneliness for many reasons including poor mobility, disability, illness, limited contact with family and friends, mental health issues and cultural barriers. MCVA attempts to enhance the lives of people identified to be socially isolated.
A person is referred to the organisation or self-referred, when it is felt they would benefit from a regular visitor. Once all the paperwork is completed, a suitable visitor (whether a volunteer or paid worker) will be introduced to you. The visitor will visit each week at a predetermined day and time.
Visitors and their friends do a variety of things, including go shopping, go for lunch/morning tea, go for a short drive, visit the library or art space or just stay and have a cuppa and a chat.
All MCVA staff and volunteers are criminal history and reference checked.